By Thakur Ashwani, Jalandhar, December 31: – – To ensure maximum participation of the youth in the coming elections in the state, Chief Electoral Officer Punjab, Ms. Kusumjit Sidhu today appealed the public in general and youth in particular to get enrolled as a voter after the final publication of Voter List on the 2nd of January 2012. Those attaining the age of 18 years and above on Jan.1, 2012 can get themselves as voters on the January 2 to January 4, 2012.
In a statement issued here today, she said that the total population of Punjab, as per the Census 2011, is, 2, 77, 04, 236. During the period of summary revision, 733832 numbers of new applications were received for being entered as voter; of these, 723424 were accepted. After taking into account, newly accepted applications, deletions, and modifications, the total electorate strength at present is 1, 74 33, 332. Public is informed that after the Final Voter List is to be published throughout the State on 2nd January, 2012, those eligible persons whose name is not present in the voter list will be entitled to get themselves entered as voter after
the publication. They may contact their local Booth Level Officer, or the office of the Electoral Registration Officer, under whose jurisdiction their area of residence falls. Details are available on website www.ceopunjab.nic.in
She also said that BLOs have been appointed by the departments of Education, Medical as well as Technical Education in the educational institutions as per the guidelines of the ECI ensuring the enrollment of students as voters. The hostlers, she said, could also get themselves enrolled as voters in that district only through their educational institutions.
For resolving the poll related grievances, or queries from voters, a Complaint-cum-Call Centre has been set up in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Toll-free number 1950 has been obtained. This centre have become operational 24 X 7. Similarly, Help Lines have been set up at all District Headquarters and the offices of the Returningofficers.